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Maine starts the day with 4,221 active cases of COVID-19. 10,394 of the 14,861 cases recovered according to WABI. There have been 246 deaths.

3,124 American’s died on Wednesday from COVID-19 and according to the Bangor Daily News that is more than on Sept 11th (2,997) and WWII’s Normandy Invasion (2,500).

Mainers filed almost 3,000 new unemployment claims this week; that is the most in one week since early July according to WABI.

There are calls for an investigation of why a Maine farm that, it turns out does not exist, was given $1.2M for the federal Paycheck Protection Program according to WABI.

Maine’s Catholic Diocese is also urging Mainers to get the COVID vaccine; easing some ethical concerns according to centralmaine.com.

Local, College, Professional sports scoreboard: NE Patriots lost to Los Angeles  24-3.

BIW is looking at hiring over 2,500 people next year according to WABI.

UMA is expanding the dental assisting program and will be offering classes in Lewiston according to centralmaine.com.



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